Kinetics of Chemical Agents Destruction in Supercritical Water
Final progress rept. 1 May 1999-31 Jan 2004
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
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The work accomplishments during this project consist of five different studies conducted by three current PhD students in the laboratory. An experimental study of methylphosphonic acid MPA oxidation has been completed that includes macroscopic modeling of the overall global rate law for MPA oxidation in supercritical water SCW and for the major pathways in MPA oxidation. Additionally, an elementary reaction rate model for supercritical water oxidation SCWO of MPA has been developed consisting of rate parameters from the available literature and ab initio calculations. Urea hydrolysis kinetics have been experimentally measured at sub and supercritical water conditions. Additionally, recent studies in the laboratory include a co-oxidation stud of MPA and ethanol kinetics in SCW and a methane SCWO experimental study.
- Physical Chemistry
- Fluid Mechanics